9 off us stayed at Nelson Gay for 2 weeks in August
First impressions were awesome
The staff greeted us warmly with homemade fish bites (absolutely yummy) and Billy’s Rum punch (just as yummy)
The pool was lovely and warm and sitting at the end of the garden looking out onto the sea is really something else. It’s unbelievably relaxing.
The rooms are clean bright and airy and the villa is close to few nice restaurants that you can walk to.
Billy the butler really couldn’t have been more helpful. He really is a star.. nothing is too much trouble for him.
Winston and Tyrone the cooks are so sweet and fabulous cooks.
We sat down with them most mornings and worked out our meals for the next day.. We had teenagers with us so didn’t go for the traditional menu’s but they were both so accommodating and the food was delicious,
Kerry the night security guard was a delight to have around.. I think the kids really miss him..
Chantelle was really helpful and gave us some great tips about where to go when we went out. She arranged boat trips, jet skis, taxis anything we needed.
The Villa really is a little bit of paradise on earth.
I spoke to the owner who was in the UK by phone when we were at the Villa and I really got the impression he cared about his guests and wanted them to have a fabulous time at his Villa..
I would absolutely recommend it to anyone I know
My 1 criticism is the shower in the main bedroom. The water pressure wasn’t great but after telling the staff someone was out to look at it the same day
The staff want everything to be perfect and definitely go above and beyond to make sure it is.
Casey the gardener was full of useful information about Barbados, the garden and the local wildlife. He made me some herbal tea ( I drink way too much coffee)
We saw wild monkeys running across the gardens, turtles on the beach and so much more..
Thank you Tom for sharing your home and all your staff that are amazing
From the moment you step onto the grounds of Nelson Gay, you know you’ve found your ultimate slice of paradise. White sands just steps from the gorgeous property, large warm pool with floats and toys for the little ones, drinks and snacks during sunset, a wonderful coral reef for snorkeling directly off the quiet beach. I could go on and on. Our family of 14 (youngest turned 1 on this trip) visited during the last week of February and were spoiled with the amenities available onsite—in fact, with the exception of a planned sailing trip and golf outing, we never left the property. The staff were so kind and hospitable—doing laundry each day and returning it before dinner, preparing rum cocktails at sunset, and coming up with wonderful meals that would satisfy our large group’s varied tastes. We laughed so hard as we watched the family of monkeys, and then chickens and their chicks, parade across the yard. We were treated to a wonderful large barbecue on the last day complete with music for dancing and a steel drum performer that was provided as a special surprise by the owner (who even called to check in on our stay). Our youngest family member even celebrated his 1st birthday and the staff was so kind getting balloons and a gift for him to make the day even more special. An additional thank you to Tyrone and Winston for your thoughtful culinary meals, to Billy for your attentive service, and to Shauntall and staff for your housekeeping. The grounds are spectacular (we even had a wonderful tour by the gardener examining all of the exotic plants and trees) and we felt very safe during our stay. The beach is stunning and full of beautiful sea glass—it felt like our own private beach. The home is gorgeous and easily accommodated the needs of our large group, utilizing the guest cottage and chattel house, and there were multiple places to sit and unwind. In fact, the joke of the morning was where had we not relaxed yet? The gazebo, the foyer, the terrace, the beach? So many options! We hadn’t even left and had booked our stay for next year. So, the secret’s out…
To celebrate a big birthday I convened 4 families for a week at Nelson Gay. Ages from 5 to 55, 8 adults, 8 children. Everyone had a great time. Beautiful house, gardens and beach. Local scuba expert got 3 of us through certification. (Scubarbados) Perfect to reconnect with friends. Staff SO friendly and fun. Food whatever you want. We went local cuisine. Perfect for all ages. It’s basically your own private hotel.
My family of 15 stayed at Nelson Gay in June 2019. The ages of my family ranged from 80 years old to 13 months old. My Mother has some mobility issues but she managed perfectly at this home and we even managed to get her into the ocean. The beach in front of the house was great for kids and did NOT have any seaweed. It was mostly sandy, hardly any waves and it was great for snorkeling. The staff definitely made our stay very memorable. They all went out of their way to ensure that we had everything that we needed or wanted. The service and food was truly amazing! After going out to dinner one night, we all agreed that the food was better at Nelson Gay! The staff was so accommodating from doing our laundry to ensuring that we have all the food and drinks that we needed, we never wanted to leave. The highlight of course was seeing the “monkeys” run across the property.
Magical house set in a beautiful location. We have stayed at Nelson Gay several times and it is perfect for a large family of all different ages. Lovely relaxed atmosphere and we were very well fed and looked after by the fantastic staff!